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Dozens dead as rebels fight to break Aleppo siege

Oct 30, 2016 - 8:00 PM

3rd UPDATE UN peace envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura is appalled and shocked by the high number of rockets fired by rebels

Rebel fighters from the Jaish al-Fatah (or Army of Conquest) brigades get in a vehicle on October 29, 2016 in the neighbourhood of Dahiyet al-Assad, southwest of Aleppo, after they retook control of the area.  Syrian rebels launched a major assault on October 28, 2016 aimed at breaking a months-long siege of opposition-held districts of Aleppo, as regime ally Russia held off on renewed air strikes. Control of the city, divided between the rebel-held east and the west in the hands of President Bashar al-Assad's forces, is key to securing northern Syria.   / AFP PHOTO / Omar haj kadour

Truce extended in Aleppo but UN delays evacuations

Oct 22, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Syria and Russia accuse opposition fighters of preventing civilians from leaving the conflict torn city while the United Nations calls for a probe into incidents in Aleppo

A general view shows a damaged road and abandoned buildings in Aleppo's rebel-held Kalasa neighbourhood on October 20, 2016.  A "humanitarian pause" in the Syrian army's Russian-backed assault on Aleppo took effect but despite a drop in violence there was little sign residents were heeding calls to leave.   / AFP PHOTO / KARAM AL-MASRI / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY KARAM AL-MASRI

Russia offers to secure rebel evacuation from Syria's Aleppo

Oct 14, 2016 - 9:25 AM

Analysts say however that the offer is simply a gambit to relieve the pressure by appearing to present diplomatic alternatives

Syrians walk over rubble following air strikes on the rebel-held Fardous neighbourhood of the northern embattled Syrian city of Aleppo on October 12, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / AMEER ALHALBI

Russia hopes to host Syria talks in January

Dec 25, 2014 - 11:09 PM

Russia wants to broker peace talks between the Syrian opposition and the Syrian government in Moscow in January 2015

FILE PHOTO. Bashar Ja’afari, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the UN, speaks to journalists following a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, 16 September 2014, United Nations. Devra Berkowitz/UN Photo

Syria rebels, Qaeda capture key southern town: monitor

Nov 10, 2014 - 12:15 AM

The town of Nawa is in Daraa province bordering Jordan Damascus province and Quneitra which has a boundary on the Israeli occupied Golan Heights

In this file photo, Syrian men inspect the site of a reported Syrian government forces barrel bomb attack in the northern city of Aleppo on September 27, 2014 which killed at least one child. Khaled Khatib/AFP

UN chief to hear out PH peacekeeping issues

Sep 13, 2014 - 2:13 PM

Ban Ki Moon s spokesman says the UN chief will discuss the Philippines peacekeeping concerns with Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario next week

REVIEWING MANDATE? UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will meet with Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario to discuss the Philippines' proposal to review the mandate of the peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights. File UN Photo/Evan Schneide

US action in Syria without consent would be 'attack': Minister

Sep 11, 2014 - 9:37 PM

The Syrian minister s comments followed a speech in which US President Barack Obama pledged a relentless war against ISIS including air strikes in Syria and support for Syrian rebels

PH 'taking steps' to address peacekeeping concerns

Sep 05, 2014 - 6:35 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs also says the Philippines should now focus on supporting efforts to secure the freedom of the Fijian peacekeepers held by Syrian rebels

'BATTALION OF EXCELLENCE': The troops in Golan Heights are well-trained and well-armed. November 2013 file photo before the group left for Golan

AFP stands by Golan troops, to analyze actions during crisis

Sep 04, 2014 - 5:37 PM

Philippine military chief General Gregorio Catapang says they have submitted to Malacañang a blow by blow account of what happened in the Golan Heights

NEVER SURRENDER: General Gregorio Catapang Jr hands over new M4 rifle to an Army private. Rappler photo

Filipino UNDOF chief of staff quits after peacekeepers' escape

Sep 02, 2014 - 5:57 PM

The Filipino chief of staff of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force UNDOF submits a courtesy resignation after troops defied the UNDOF commander

PH peacekeepers defied UN commander, want him probed

Sep 01, 2014 - 3:23 PM

Armed Forces chief of staff General Gregorio Catapang Jr says he thinks they did the right thing because we are all safe now

WAR ROOM: In Manila, the Armed Forces of the Philippines was closely monitoring the situation in the Golan Heights. Photo by AFP-PAO

Fiji says captured peacekeepers moved from UN territory

Aug 30, 2014 - 3:01 PM

Fiji military officials confirmed on Saturday that they no longer know the whereabouts of 44 peacekeepers seized by Al Qaeda linked Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights

KEEPING THE PEACE. The UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) mission in Syria. File photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Russia tells US it will continue backing Assad

Jan 11, 2014 - 1:07 AM

Russia s ties to Syria stretches back decades and involves weapons sales worth billions of dollars a year

US offers 'military support' to Syrian rebels

Jun 14, 2013 - 6:38 AM

President Barack Obama has decided to provide more support to the opposition a top official says

POLICY. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union Address in this file photo by AFP

US says Syrian regime used chemical weapons

Jun 14, 2013 - 6:12 AM

The use of chemical weapons has allegedly killed up to 150 people a top US official says

Syrian army kills 3 Westerners, two of them Muslims

May 31, 2013 - 7:25 AM

Troops shot them in an ambush

US provides Syrian rebels $10-M food, medicine

Apr 12, 2013 - 7:55 AM

President Obama notes that the war in Syria had reached a critical point

One condition for Pinoys' release

Mar 08, 2013 - 11:08 AM

Rebels want the Red Cross to step in Syria s opposition leader says

UN to leave Golan after PH troops seized?

Mar 07, 2013 - 9:40 PM

Filipino members of the UNDOF peacekeeping force were taken hostage by Syrian rebels on Wednesday March 6

UN PEACEKEEPERS. File photo of a the Philippine detachment of UNDOF in the Golan Heights, Syria courtesy of Elmer Cato

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Mar 07, 2013 - 8:52 PM

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Syrian rebels seize oilfield, down warplane

Nov 05, 2012 - 6:43 AM

Syrian rebels seize a major oilfield and shoot down a warplane November 4

87 die in highest death toll for Syrian army

Oct 12, 2012 - 12:40 PM

The Syrian army suffers its highest death toll since the start of rebel hostilities

Syria rebels claim downing of helicopter

Aug 27, 2012 - 8:14 PM

Syrian rebels claim they shot down an army helicopter in Damascus

Obama signs covert action backing Syrian rebels

Aug 02, 2012 - 9:26 AM

President Barack Obama has signed a covert document authorizing US support for Syrian rebels according to CNN and NBC reports